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Staff working in informatics are involved in the practice of information processing, and the engineering of information systems. They use areas of computer science, including software tools, to generate useful biological knowledge by manipulating ‘big data’. Big data refers to the vast quantities of data too large or complex for traditional technology to make sense of.

Informatics in healthcare science is broken down into three unique areas:

  • Bioinformatics Genomics
  • Bioinformatics Health Informatics
  • Bioinformatics Physical Science
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  • Bioinformatics Genomics

    Bioinformatics Genomics is about finding the best treatment for a patient based on their unique genetic make-up.

  • Bioinformatics Health Informatics

    Health Informatics is an interdisciplinary field that studies the vast quantities of data generated by medicine and health-focused research.

  • Bioinformatics Physical Sciences

    Bioinformatics Physical Science involves making sure that clinical IT systems and medical devices are safely commissioned and comply with information standards.